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Running for Municipal Office

We are getting ready for the upcoming 2024 Watson Lake Municipal Election, when one Mayor and four Councillors will be elected by the community to serve a four year term on Municipal Council. These important roles determine strategic goals and priorities for the municipality and make key decisions that help shape the future of our community. If you have interest in running in the 2024 Watson Lake Municipal Election, below is information that you may find useful. 

Are you considering running in the Municipal Election?  Here are some links to information that you may find helpful!  

The Joy of Governing - A How To Guide to Optimal Governance

Town of Watson Lake 2024 Municipal Election Bylaw 2024-06

2024 Municipal Elections Manual

Municipal Act

Association of Yukon Communities 

Federation of Canadian Municipalities 

Informative Videos - clink links below

·  The joy of community-building: Why you should run for office       

·  One vote, many voices: Skills councillors need

·  Decisions, decisions!: What I wish I know before I was elected? 

·  Timing is everything: Time commitment of being a councillor 

·  The learning never ends: tips for getting up to speed as a councillor  

·  Knowing your role: Governance versus administration 

·  Mayors and reeves: What's their role? 

·  Media Relations: tips for engaging with media 

·  Communication is Key:  Communicating with residents and balancing priorities  



Important Dates to Keep in Mind

September 12, 2024                   Preliminary list of electors is published  

September 18, 2024                   Election Nomination forms available 

September 19, 2024                   Last day for applications for revision list of electors

September 26, 2024                   Deadline for Nominations (Noon) 

October 10, 2024                        Advanced Polls open 

October 17, 2024                        Election Day